At Akuna Matada Ranch, we work with artists from India and Suri alpaca fiber to create hand spun, hand knotted Suri Alpaca Persian Rugs & Poufs.  Stunning Rare Fiber, Ancient Craftsmanship, One-of-a-Kind.

Akuna Matada Suris has been raising Suris since 2005.  They have been an advocate to the industry by promoting Suri alpacas and their fiber.  Using all the tools- Histograms, Skin Biopsies, SHIP- Suri herd improvement program and culling, they produce uniform, dense and grade-appropriate fleece for a U.S. commercial market.

Owner Deb Christner has promoted educational programs and tools to achieve this goal.  She was the head of the Suri Network Product Development Committee for 4 years, during her tenure she oversaw the production of the P2P educational video.  Deb sat on the Suri Network board for 4 years, during this time she spearheaded the Suri Network branding initiative-Suri Simply Stunning™ and was the board liaison for SHIP. is very involved with the Suri Network.

Deb was honored to receive The Judy Steele award from the Suri Network in 2020. She has worked with many knowledgeable fiber people and sorts and grade fiber for The North American Suri Co.

Skilled weavers in India began experimenting with Suri Alpaca Fiber in 2015. They soon fell in love with Suri fiber, as it had the luster and straight silky locks they were looking for, and so many natural colors to work with.

Akuna Matada Suri Ranch works with a family-run company in India that creates beautiful Hand Knotted Persian Rugs & Poufs from Suri Fiber. The only Persian rugs & Poufs in the world made from Suri Alpaca fiber, we are the sole North American distributor of these one-of-a-kind rugs.

What our Customers Say…

Susie Kunzman

I am so thrilled to own a 3x5 Cheetah Rug from Deb!

My style is eclectic and this a fabulous rug to add to my decorating.

The quality and craftsmanship is exquisite and the suri fiber makes this an exceptionally soft to hand feel.
I have my rug layered on a white sheepskin rug on my side of the bed. Every step in and out of bed is special.

Susie Kunzman

10 months ago
Alvina Maynard

I am beyond thrilled with this rug. The cool, soft touch is exquisite! I may never sit on my couch again. The colors are beautiful neutrals and the pattern brings interest without being overwhelming. It really is all around fantastic.

3 years ago
Jackie K.

My dog went counter surfing and found a slab of BBQ ribs that he then enjoyed eating in the middle of the alpaca rug in the family room.
Believe it or not it all came out with not much effort. I used Laundress, a delicate wash soap, and a little water. I gently patted and lightly rubbed the area with a white cotton t-shirt. I am so amazed that it all came up. No BBQ smell either. Amazing!

3 years ago
Laurel Shouvlin

I purchased 2 of these rugs for presents. I didn't want to part with them! They are amazing! Made with suri fiber, they have a softness and cool silky feel that we all expect from suri alpaca. Well done Akuna Matada!

3 years ago
cheryl gates

Beautiful rugs- very elegant. Debbie was very pleasant to work with, very professional. I have this rug in my bathroom and it is wonderful.
I recommend this seller and this product.

3 years ago

Meet the Alpacas!

Hover over photos for interesting facts. Shearing Alpacas is a safe and healthy event and the animals are not killed or harmed by the process.

Alpacas are Member of the Camelid family, other members are Camels, Llamas, Guanaco and Vicuña
Alpacas were first imported into the U.S. in 1984
There are two types of alpacas. Huyacayas have highly crimped fiber which looks like a teddy bear and Suri have long locks, with lustrous fiber.